When Faith, Determination, & Ingenuity Saved Lives: A Review of “The 33”

I choose to believe we’ll all get out. So says Mario Sepulveda (Antonio Banderas) to his fellow miners in the new movie “The 33,” which was inspired by the true story of the 33 Chileans who became trapped 2,300 feet underground when the mine in which they were working collapsed in 2010. The film takes [Read More…]

Maureen O’Hara Said Secret to Her Longevity was Saying a ‘Hail Mary’ Every Night

After seeing “Miracle on 34th Street” and “The Quiet Man” umpteen times in my life, it was an honor meeting Maureen O’Hara twice in the last 20 years. This picture is from a charity event for a Catholic hospital in the late 1990s – and she also appeared as a guest on “Christopher Closeup” during [Read More…]

Hugh Jackman Says He Dedicates His Performances to God

(Photo property of Parade magazine) In this week’s issue of “Parade” magazine, actor Hugh Jackman offers a variety of fascinating insights about his life while promoting his latest movie, “Pan.” He discusses his mother leaving his family when he was eight, the Wolverine-type anger that produced inside him, the peace that acting provides, and why [Read More…]

“Captive” is a Compelling Hostage Drama with a Touch of Grace

“That’s a bunch of church crap,” says escaped murderer Brian Nichols (David Oyelowo) to widowed mother Ashley Smith (Kate Mara) during a scene in the new movie “Captive.” While Nichols is holding her hostage, Smith tries to make conversation with him to avoid getting killed, so she brings up the topics of faith and God. [Read More…]


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